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Stop driving these Hondas right now

**Stop driving these Hondas right now, says regulator**

Honda Airbag Info Recall


10 deaths related. This is serious New York.

The models identified by NHTSA include: 2001-2002 Honda Civic, 2001-2002 Honda Accord, 2002-2003 Acura TL, 2002 Honda CR-V, 2002 Honda Odyssey, 2003 Acura CL, 2003 Honda Pilot.


Takata Settles Airbag Suit, Averting Testimony by Its Chief

The airbag maker Takata has settled a lawsuit involving the injury and eventual death of a woman whose car crashed in 2014.

Takata, whose airbags has been linked to at least 14 other deaths and more than 100 injuries.

Takata’s airbags can rupture when they deploy in a crash, shooting metal fragments toward the driver or passengers. The defect has prompted 14 automakers to recall more than 60 million vehicles in the United States and millions more overseas.

Ms. Mincey was paralyzed from the neck down after the Takata airbag in her 2001 Honda Civic forcefully inflated after a collision on June 15, 2014. The airbag was among those recalled by Honda less than a week later.

Ms. Mincey alleged in her lawsuit, filed the following year, that Takata had knowingly designed and manufactured airbags that were defective and dangerous. She died in April at the age of 77 from complications from her quadriplegia.

“The matter has been resolved to the satisfaction of all parties,” Robert Rendine, a Takata spokesman, said on Friday.

Hospital Settles $4.9 million For Wrongful Death Brooklyn

The Brooklyn hospital (Maimonides Medical Center) reached a $4.9 million dollar settlement, after initially trying to stop a video capturing the May 2012 crash that killed  motorcyclist Jesus Santiago, from being shown at a wrongful death civil trial.

The video that captured the tragic accident, contradicted the sworn statements of the ambulance driver Danielle Bensimhon and her partner Michael Discala, who claimed the vehicle stopped at least three times before plowing into motorcyclist Jesus Santiago.

Ambulance Speeding Through Intersection Hits Man On Motorcycle In NY

Brooklyn Maimonides Medical Center Ambulance Kills Biker In Intersection

Jesus Santiago was killed in Sunset Park on May 26, 2012,
after he was struck by Maimonides’ ambulance responding to a call.

esus Santiago

Jesus Santiago Motorcyclist Died in a Collision with an Ambulance in May of 2012

Paul Ajlouny New York personal injury attorney weighs in on this settlement, “Justice has been served. Had it not been for the video play by play the hospital coverup and the contradicting statements made by the ambulance drivers this would of been as many motorcycle accident cases where the victim remains the victim.

No amount of money will bring Jesus Santiago back to his wife and children, friends & family members; but at least his family can rest in knowing that the truth is out.” states Mr. Ajlouny.

Frat alcohol-related teen death

A Rutgers University student has died after attending a small gathering at a fraternity house.

The death of 19-year-old sophomore, Caitlyn Kovacs according to authorities may be alcohol-related.

They said Kovacs was at the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity house in New Brunswick when she appeared to be in distress around 3 a.m. Sunday. Some friends took her to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead a short time later.

Kovacs was a student in the university’s School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, majoring in animal sciences.

In a statement posted late Sunday morning, Rutgers President Robert Barchi called Kovacs death “a tragic loss to her family, her friends, and the entire Rutgers community.” He said counseling would be made available Sunday at two campus sites for those dealing with their grief.

Underage Drinking

Underage drinking, especially heavy drinking and frequent heavy drinking is associated with negative consequences.

Alcohol Poisoning Resulting In Death

New York Wrongful Death Attorneys in New York, Ajlouny Injury Law have represented surviving family members involving cases of alcohol poisoning. These effects can be acute and result from a single episode of alcohol-impaired functioning – unintentional injury or death.

There are some cases of alcohol poisoning where someones irresponsible negligent behavior contributed to the serve intoxication of the victim.

According to the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) In 2010, there were approximately 189,000 emergency rooms visits by persons under age 21 for injuries and other conditions linked to alcohol.

This unfortunate accident has cost a young teenage girl her life. If you have lost someone in a similar tragic alcohol poising death contact the New York wrongful death lawyers of Ajlouny Injury Law at 800-535-5029.

$2 Million Settlement Over Deadly Car Accident

high risk police persuit

high-speed vehicle pursuits can have fatal outcomes.

After a long year of suffering for the family of Tamon Robinson, a Brooklyn man who died in a collision with a police car, New York City has finally agreed to a $2 million wrongful death settlement.

Tamon Robinson died in April 2012 during a police chase in Canarsie, Brooklyn. Officers said they had caught the 23-year-old digging up paving stones.

The police accident report said the vehicle was stopped when Robinson ran into it, fell and hit his head. Witnesses disputed that.

“They hit him,” described a witness, who says she watched the the whole thing go down, from her 8th floor apartment window. “He flew up and he came down. They backed the car up, and they told him to get up. People were yelling out their windows screaming at the cops, ‘We saw what you did.’”

Both NYPD and NYFD at first described Robinson’s injuries as non-life threatening, but on the day of the incident, according to reported eye-witnesses, the police at the scene pulled Robinson from under the car, yelling “Wake up! Wake up!” before bouncing him off the hood of the car.

The city’s law department called it a “fair and reasonable settlement.” Fair and reasonable will never we enough for the grieving family in this tragic loss.

And to add insult to injury, in October 2012, city officials apologized for sending a $700 bill to the family for damage to the police vehicle.

Robinson’s mother, Laverne Dobbinson, tells the Daily News ( ) that she still wants action taken against the officers.

The Brooklyn district attorney’s office continues to investigate.  In he end justice for Tamon Robinson prevails. Hopefully the family can now start to recover.

Paul Ajlouny, New York car accident lawyer, wrongful death attorney reminds us of an incident involving a NYPD car chase just this year.  A car pursued by NYPD, on 79th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan, through the Upper West Side, Central Park and Upper East Side, striking a pedestrian and sending people around fleeing in terror.

The struck pedestrian suffered minor injuries, including bruising and scraps to his left leg and right arm.  The question that we all have to think about is when should police not be in pursuit?

According to Mr. Ajlouny, “On a national average, crashes from police chases and police response calls kill more than one person a day, and one-third of the people killed are innocent bystanders.” The NYPD needs to figure out when a chase is NOT a good idea. High risk police pursuits take innocent lives.

According to a report in 2010 by the FBI:

Police pursuit give light to some frightening statistics. First, the majority of police pursuits involve a stop for a traffic violation. Second, one person dies every day as a result of a police pursuit. On average, from 1994 through 1998, one law enforcement officer was killed every 11 weeks in a pursuit, and 1 percent of all U.S. law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty lost their lives in vehicle pursuits. Innocent third parties who just happened to be in the way constitute 42 percent of persons killed or injured in police pursuits. Further, 1 out of every 100 high-speed pursuits results in a fatality.

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One of the dilemmas faced by Police officers is whether or not to continue a suspect chase. What are the consequences of proceeding or ending a dangerous pursuit? In the circumstance of Tamon Robinson a reasonable approach was obviously not made now that NYC police have offered the family a 2 million dollar settlement for their tragic loss. How badly did you want to catch a guy that committed a petty crime — at what cost?  Does the need to chase and apprehend out weigh public safety? What do  you think NYC?





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